These are the wonderful creatures I met the past few days.
February 19 - 23, 2016:
after being away for a week and a couple of days of birdwatching I wasn't paying much attention to my neighbors in Kabalebo. But they persisted and I couldn't resist anymore.
The Macaws and parrots are battling which one of them is the loudest every morning. I don't mind this at all as they make the jungle come to life. Orange-winged Amazons are one of the culprits. I was able to photograph a couple while flying over me. They are so well camouflaged underneath their wings, but when they lower their wings you can clearly see the orange patch which gives them the name: Orange-winged Amazons.
Birds of prey are also one with nature. Perched on a branch scanning the area for a potential snack. This Grey-headed Kite is almost perfectly camouflaged.
Red-rumped Agouti's are one of the residents of Kabalebo. You can find them wherever there are nuts and fruits nearby. Usually they are willing to pose for the camera, but this one decided to turn its back on me. Next time I have to negotiate harder.
If there is a noise battle, I am pretty sure the Red-throated Caracara will win the prize for most annoying sound. There can be only one winner.
The Black Curassows don't always like to mingle with the outside world. Just when I noticed them, they decided to escape.
On the other hand we have the Red-fan Parrots who are not shy to show up in public. As long as there is enough food and they feel no danger, they like to show up and pose willingly for your camera. But you have to be quick as they like to leave within seconds.
Sunshine means sunbathing. This Black Vulture is proud of his wings and takes good care of them. Taking care of your wings means taking care of yourself.
A lot of traffic seen in the sky. A pair of Scarlet Macaws were seen flying over the lodge.
I didn't expect this one, but it happened. This Red-brocket Deer tried to stand still hoping I would not notice it. But the moment I took this picture was the moment it dashed away. One lucky shot.
At first sight it looks like a log in the Kabalebo river, but a closer look reveals a young Spectacled caiman.
Another unexpected visitor: one Cattle Egret. Possibly on transit or lost (?). The next day it was gone.
A young Rufescent Tiger Heron was resting near the Kabalebo river. Usually when it stands still near dry leaves it is easy to miss it.
Every night I put food outside for the ocelots. Lotje and Junior were waiting for me this time. Even though I know Lotje since 2013 I had to take a picture of them together.
This three-toed sloth wasn't aiming for the highest spot of this tree …………...
…….. but for a lower shady spot. It was hanging upside down for quite a while with a smile. There is no better way to end this 'animal-of-the-week' theme.
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